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RAS Events

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Date & Time: Tuesday 13 March, 19:15 - 21:00 Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG... more
Fri, 29/06/2018 - 6:00pm to Sun, 01/07/2018 - 9:00pm
  Africa Writes 2018 Date: Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July 2018 Venue: British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB... more

African Arguments

African Arguments - Ethiopia’s next Prime Minister
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:16am
As it picks Ethiopia’s next leader, the... more
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 10:30am
Will there actually be elections? Or a non-... more

RAS News

Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Want to see your film on the big screen?   Submissions for Film Africa 2017 are now open!   Film Africa is The Royal... more

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Director's Blog

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Written by Nicholas Westcott
So, where is Africa going in 2018?    The Royal African Society began its year, as always, with a look at the Prospects and Forecasts for the year ahead.  The panel (hosted by the University of London's Centre for African Studies at SOAS) brought together voices from... more